Female veterans sought to participate in Dearborn Memorial Day events

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn Mary Husson (right), Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council chaplain and military veteran, participates in the city of Dearborn’s 2016 Remembrance Ceremony. The city and DAWVD want to honor women in the military at this year’s Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony May 29. Apply at www.cityofdearborn.org by April 21.

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Mary Husson (right), Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council chaplain and military veteran, participates in the city of Dearborn’s 2016 Remembrance Ceremony. The city and DAWVD want to honor women in the military at this year’s Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony May 29. Apply at www.cityofdearborn.org by April 21.

Women in the Military theme for May 29 parade, ceremony DEARBORN – The city and the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council are calling all local women who have served or are serving in the U.S. military. The groups would like to especially recognize female veterans and service members during this year’s Memorial Day events on May 29. The deadline to apply to participate is April 21. Current and former women service members will be honored during the solemn ceremony after this year’s Memorial Day Parade. This year’s ceremony will start after the parade, about noon. It will be the first Memorial Day Ceremony in the new Veterans Park and War Memorial north of Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. For the parade, women who are part of a veterans’ organization or other group are encouraged to have their group register to participate. Registration is free to all organizations this year and can be completed online via the city website, www.cityofdearborn.org. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. May 29 on Michigan Avenue near Maple Street. Other female veterans who are interested in participating in the parade can contact the city at 313-943-2285 or at publicinformation@ci.dearborn.mi.us also by April 21. Women in the Military is the theme for this year’s Memorial Day events in Dearborn. The parade will proceed along Michigan Avenue, starting at Maple Street (near the City Hall Artspace Lofts) and move west to end at HFCL. Last year, 100 groups, including 2,000 participants, marched in the parade before tens of thousands of spectators.